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3 No. 1 nuclear power plant damaged by earthquake Toukyoudenryoku Hukushima East (Ookuma Town, Fukushima Prefecture)
1:11 am for 14 minutes, white smoke rises, the explosion occurred. Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency Ministry of Economy confirmed hydrogen explosion. Possibility of an explosion containment vessel is low.
According to TEPCO, and seven people missing in the blast, is expected to 6 SDF.
TEPCO is currently the 15:11 minutes, check the integrity of the containment vessel and pressure vessel of Unit 3. At 37 minutes the same amount of radiation measured by the main gate near the site was microsievert 50 per hour.
NISA requested the evacuation of residents indoors as the primary radius of 20 km. Wind is from south to north, all within 20 km is expected to remain within the range of about 600 people. That became off-limits south of Unit 3 and 6 km, it has already evacuated residents.
The explosion at Unit 3, three people suffered bruises.
TEPCO morning and inject water into No. 3 was cool to be working. After the explosion, 13 have a central control room - except for 15 workers who are working to evacuate.
In the afternoon of July 12 primary, a hydrogen explosion caused damage to the building of Unit 1. Major damage to the vessel and pressure containment vessel was observed. Around the site, Friday afternoon, a temporary 1557.5 microsievert recorded. (2011/03/14-12: 23)
Unit 3 may encounter similar blast as Unit 1 due to accumulation of hydrogen in upper space of building. No damage to container expected.
Announcement made just in case to alert the public that similar event that took place yesterday afternoon to Unit 1 may occur to Unit 3.
Originally posted by Highground
reply to post by GullibleUnderlord
As I posted on the previous page, NHK was saying the 7 individuals were accounted for, and 6 of the 7 were injured in the explosion.
Originally posted by EnhancedInterrogator
reply to post by Highground
For everybody's reference, here's what those INES stuff is referring to ...
International Nuclear Event Scale (Wikipedia page)
It's new to me, so I thought I'd post it here for everybody.
Scale of nuclear accidents
* Level 7 - Major release of radioactive material. Example: Chernobyl, Ukraine, 1986
* Level 6 - Significant release of radioactive material. Example: Kyshtym, Russia, 1957
* Level 5 - Limited release of radioactive material. Example: Three Mile Island, US, 1979, and Windscale, UK, 1957
* Level 4 - Minor release of radioactive material with at least one death from radiation. Example: Tokaimura, Japan, 1999
* Level 3 - Exposure in excess of 10 times the statutory annual limit for workers
* Level 2 - Exposure of a member of the public in excess of 10mSv (average annual dose is 1mSv)
* Level 1 - Exposure of a member of public above statutory annual limit. Minor safety problems (Source: UN nuclear agency, IAEA)
[6:35 p.m. ET, 7:35 a.m. Tokyo] The International Atomic Energy Agency says that - based on information the agency received from officials in Japan - investigators determined that radiation levels have returned to "normal" at one of the power plants previously flagged for concern. The agency said that authorities have concluded that there were "no emissions of radioactivity" from the three reactors at the Onagawa nuclear plant. "The current assumption of the Japanese authorities is that the increased level may have been due to a release of radioactive material from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant" located 135 kilometers (about 85 miles) north of Onagawa, the IAEA said.
Originally posted by scghst1
reply to post by EnhancedInterrogator
1. Major damage to the vessel and pressure containment vessel was observed. (2011/03/14-12: 01)
Did I read this wrong or should this be cause for concern??